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Abbott Is Required To Appoint A Secretary Of State ‘Without Delay.’ It’s Been 63 Days Without One.

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune Just as they do every year, hundreds of county officials from all over Texas are packing a hotel ballroom in Austin this week for three days of all things elections. On the agenda are a … Continue reading

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Opposition Imperils David Whitley’s Nomination As Texas Secretary Of State

By Alexa Ura and Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune For the second time, the Senate Nominations Committee met this week to approve the governor’s appointees — and for the second time, the Republican-dominated committee did not call a vote on David … Continue reading

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Texas Secretary Of State David Whitley Defends Releasing Flawed Data About Voter Citizenship Review

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune  Almost two weeks after calling into question the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, Texas’ new chief elections officer, David Whitley, defended his office’s decision to hand over those voters’ names to law enforcement … Continue reading

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What We Know About Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Pick For Secretary Of State

President-elect Donald Trump, in a statement early this morning, announced his intention to nominate the ExxonMobil chairman and CEO to become the country’s top diplomat.

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Reports: Trump Leaning Toward ExxonMobil CEO For Secretary Of State

Rex Tillerson, a 64-year-old oil executive, has no government experience. His longtime ties to Russia, including President Vladimir Putin, are already drawing scrutiny from critics.

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